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Service manager

  • Job reference: DH1405
  • Location: Barking and Dagenham, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description: Service Manager - MASH, Assessment and Intervention

Department: Children's Care and Support (Operational)
Division: Children's MASH, Assessment & Intervention
Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Hours per Week: 35
Compensation: £58,779 - £64,023 (PO9)

About this job
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Service Manager to join our MASH , Assessment and Intervention service. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious leadership team, who have been working relentlessly on improving our services for the children and Families of Barking and Dagenham. These efforts were recognized by OFSTED who commented in their last inspection that the pace of change had accelerated, adding that Strong and effective senior leadership is resulting in tangible improvements to both the quality and impact of social work practice. The pace of change has continued ever since.
As a result of an extensive service re-design, we now need an exceptional and creative service manager to lead our MASH team and our pre-birth team. This post will be central in managing the change required at this time. Our MASH team is an effective and established safeguarding multi-agency hub, managing promptly all referrals by drawing on strong corporate co-operations. Our aim is to further develop these relationships, both internally and externally to ensure that children receive the right services as soon as possible. The pre-birth team is our newest initiative and is multi-disciplinary in nature. It complements our overall offer for very vulnerable women who are pregnant and at risk of losing their children to the Care system . This comes alongside other initiatives such as our PAUSE program and our BesT? research partnership. This specialist team will not only complete outstanding assessments of needs and intervention for high risk pregnant women but also act as a beacon of good practice for pre-birth assessment and planning across the whole of Children's Care and Support.
The successful candidate will be required to plan, organize and manage your service, providing effective operational management oversight of casework and supervise your 3 team managers. You will work alongside your Head of Service on recruitment, practice development, performance management and quality assurance.

Special Requirements for this Post
You will need to have completed a relevant degree. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Children's Department of Barring Services check.

About You
You are a passionate, caring and dedicated Service Manager who is able to think outside the box and develop creative solutions. You are committed to relationship-based practice in all your interactions with staff and service users. As a skilled communicator you will have the ability to work with a broad range of people and partners, including working respectfully with children, young people and their families in a truly co-productive way that encourages them to develop their own solutions and to identify what support they require.

About Us
We are putting the heart back into social work, supported by our relational practice model, we ensure the child's lived experience takes center stage. We need committed individuals to support us in the delivery of these aims and to become part of our team to make a difference to our children and families. In return we offer a competitive pay package which includes a generous pension and relocation package, annual leave up to 30 days, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing.

Please email your Cv to or call 01772208964 and ask for Delanie